Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mi Abuelita Tortillas

While at Blue Blizz, we noticed they sell the tortillas I am in love with. I asked the owner about it and he says it is his wife's company. Mi Abeulita Tortilla's are delicious! You can find them at Nugget Market. The Sonoran style corn tortillas are our favorite, but the owner said the green chili corn tortillas are awesome. We bought some to try and will report back!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Little Black Bats in West Sacramento

This pesky critter was chased out from under our eves last far as we know he is not one of the Little Black Bats indie-rock band from West Sacramento.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Coming Soon: Wicked West Pizza Arcade & BBQ

We peeked inside the Wicked West Pizza Arcade & BBQ space that is in construction at the Jefferson Plaza. The owners said when open, they will also be able to accommodate large private parties.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Phone Book Delivery??

Thank you Eric Harding for sharing this odd but true comedy shot! Eric wrote"I saw this yesterday on Jefferson. A Jaguar jam packed with phone books, if you look closely the trunk is bulging with phone books as well. It's probably only interesting to me cause I have a pet peeve about phone books."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Blue Blizz is Open!

Blue Blizz offers frozen yogurt, sorbet, Nathan's hot dogs, salad bar and other breakfast and lunch items. They will be adding Hawaiian shaved ice during the summer months. Blue Blizz is located on West Capitol Avenue, in front of Casa Mobile and adjacent to City Hall and is definitely worth a repeat visit!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Clifford the Big Red Dog visits Southport Elementary

Clifford the Big Red Dog made a visit to Southport Elementary School during the recent Book Fair. A Scholastic Book Fair is a literacy event that puts books in the hands of children and helps raise funds for schools.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Art in the neighborhood!

This house on Park Boulevard has a unique metal sculpture on display...we think it is a bucket from a crane, artfully plunked on the front lawn with wild flowers blooming underneath.

Per John Lucas of West Sacramento: "Hello- I'm the proud owner of this thing..

BTW it's an old dredge bucket from a sidedraft dredge late 1800's vintage. These are the same long boom dredges that were used to build the levee's that surround West Sacramento.
There is a larger one on display at the RR museum in old sac . Enjoy!"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

West Sac Counts! 2010

The city posted this sign to remind citizens of West Sacramento to stand up and be counted, and return the 2010 census form.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

KFC-Harmon's with Mark and Belva Brown

Mark and Belva Brown have managed and owned the local KFC franchise on West Acre Road for many years. These photos and awards now hang in the lobby as a testimony to their history with the company. Christy worked the kitchen and counter at KFC in the early 80's and the Brown's were her managers way back then.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Just inching along..

Sliming the sidewalks and eating the most tender leaves of my plants...but somehow I can't put an end to the life of this sticky molluscan class Gastropoda. Such a complex creature..see the anatomical diagram below from Wikipedia.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Our West Sacramento Firemen are ready for action

Thank you to photographer Keith Slagerman for sharing these great photos our West Sacramento Fire Department. Keith says "I live in Southport near Nugget and several times a week the West Sac FD does practice drills in the vacant lots behind our house. I thought it would be fun to grab a few shots and send them your way. I think its a good example of our fire department at work."

Check out Keith's website for more great photos at :

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Celebrity Fashion Show to Benefit Yolo County Children's Alliance

The Yolo County Celebrity Show will be on March 31 at the City Hall Galleria. Contact Katie Baker Villegas for more information on how you can help support the Yolo County Children's Alliance & Child Abuse Prevention Council.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Charming Community Garden

Thanks Oscar Villegas for sharing this photo of a unique community garden in West Sacramento. This garden can be found along the "main drain" canal trail near Venice Drive...Dina Kirtley says a group of neighborhood volunteers in that area do the planting and maintenance.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Sláinte: Good Health to you all on Saint Patrick's Day

Christy and Hal stopped at the Boudin Bakery in San Francisco and bought the Shamrock shaped sour dough loaf. We hope you all found your own "pot of gold" on the day the Irish Americans honor "Maewyn Succat" aka St. Patrick.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Nominate our community" for Google High Speed Access

Your help is needed to support West Sacramento's bid to bring
Google's Ultra-High Speed Internet to our City.
Please attend the next Community Event at the West Sacramento City Council
Wednesday March 17 at 7:00 PM

Project deadline is March 26 @ 5PM

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hal's Clubhouse

Hal and Adam enjoyed smoothies and quesadillas after school in Hal's clubhouse. The kids and the moms are ready for the sunshine and nice weather.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Joan's Rainbow

Thank you Joan Barber for sharing great shot. Joan said "This beautiful rainbow was taken from my car window at the intersection of Marshall and Otis on Friday evening, right after the storm passed over. It was so breathtaking I had to pull over and take a picture."

Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Six Strikes" for Jon Daniel Sr.

Jon Daniel Sr. and Jon Daniel Jr. enjoyed a game at Capitol Bowl last week after their father son golf game was rained out! Senior had six strikes in a row before ending the run..... Jon is the owner and funeral director of River Cities Funeral Chapel in West Sacramento. "My family is the heart and soul of my being. I’ve been married to my wife Esther (she goes by Tina) since September 4th of 1982....... Time has flown by and I love her deeply. She has not only blessed me with her love and devotion over those years, but has given us two beautiful children, Jon Roger Daniel, Jr, who is now 24, and Cecilia Judson Daniel, now 21."

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Vana Sullivan and Brian Sax are ready for The Shamrock'n Half Marathon

Congratulations to Vana Sullivan who will be running her first ever Half Marathon on Sunday. The Shamrock'n Half Marathon will begin and finish at Raley Field with the 13.1-mile course traveling through areas of West Sacramento and Sacramento! Vana said it began with a single step, 9 months ago. "I never would have thought I could do this. All my thanks to Brian, who believed in me..and HUGS to Lelani and Harold who pushed me farther and farther each Sunday morning.. love you all!!"

Friday, March 12, 2010

Things I love about West Sacramento: Roosters and Chickens

This flock of chickens and roosters have lived in the backyard of this home on Harbor Boulevard for many years..I love West Sacramento for the unique diversity of our neighborhoods.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Peppers, Potatoes and Mushrooms

Walking down the produce aisle.. reminder how fortunate we are to have fresh vegetables available anytime we want...Nugget Market in West Sacramento invited the JMPNS Preschool to have a field trip to visit the store in Southport Town Center.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rowing Races at the Port of Sacramento

Thank you Bill German for sharing these great photos of the rowing club racing at the Port of Sacramento. Per Bill "I shot these pictures from the bridge crossing the port on Lake Washington Boulevard on Sunday. The race was ending and I was just in time to take these fleeting moments."

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Barbie is 51 years old today!

Her full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, she's from Willows, Wisc., her parents were George and Margaret and she was born on March 9, 1959. These Barbies were in the toy aisle of our Target in South Port Town Center.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lori and Rebecca's Backyard Ornament: Pedro's Story

Thanks Lori Mathis for sharing this photo and story: "For many years Pedro sat in my Grandmother Ruth's yard at the Desert Sea Rancho's on the northeastern bluff above the Salton Sea. Growing up my Grandmother and I were very close, I spent many weekends with her after my Grandfather died, and then also when she remarried and moved out to the desert. When my Grandmother left her desert home 10 years ago to move closer to her children I asked if I could have the little concrete Mexican boy who for 20 plus years kept watch over her rancho. My sister-in-law took him, repainted him and gave him the beautiful expression he displays in our backyard. Pedro is by far our favorite yard ornament".

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Singing in the rain!

Anneke Moresco captured this great shot of a hummingbird showering in the rain. Anneke reminds us that as the better weather gets here and we all go out to our yards to get them ready for the summer, remember to look before you trim trees, there are many birds already nesting.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New: Round Table Pasta

Round Table now has Oven Baked Pasta on their menu. Click this link to the store in Southport Town Center for online menu and coupons.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Yellow Tulips....signs of spring

In the Northern Hemisphere, spring runs from March into May... I don't know about you, but I'm ready!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Acura Integra Owners Photo Shoot

These Integra owners had their vehicles lined up in the Southport Town Center last weekend. They were snapping photos from all angles and directions.

Trivia: The Acura Integra is a very unique car. It is no longer in factory production, but they are still very popular and somewhat valuable in comparison to similar cars of their time. People pour in thousands of dollars to restore their Integra back to its pristine condition, and some do more than this, full motor and transmission swaps, new rims, body kits, suspension work, and other restorations are seen in cars everyday.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Eagle Café Opens in Jefferson Plaza

Owner Altin Shquti greeted us with a warm welcome to his newly opened Eagle
Café located in Jefferson Plaza. The panini press was cooking up some delicious sandwiches and the coffee and pastries were very good! Altin said as soon as the weather agrees he will be putting tables and chairs out on the patio for his customers.